NextLOOK

Established in 2014 through a partnership between The Clarice and Joe’s Movement Emporium, NextLOOK supports the development of new music, plays, dance and other experiences by performing artists based in DC, Maryland and Virginia who want to understand how their audiences can become a creative partner. 

Artists selected to be part of NextLOOK receive

  • A stipend based on a weekly fee, ranging between $2500 and $5000, total, depending on the number of artists; 
  • Five (5) days in the theatre of Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier, MD for project design, rehearsal, audience engagement and performance; NextLOOK artists must present at least one public showing of their work. 
  • Support from staff of The Clarice and Joe’s Movement Emporium to construct innovative methods of deepening the audience’s involvement in their creative process. 

Additionally, NextLOOK artists must commit to become part of a Residency Planning Cohort, made up of other artists selected to be in the current NextLOOK season, along with staff members of Joe’s and The Clarice. 

By removing logistical barriers and providing a sounding board for artists creating new work, NextLOOK invests in the regional DC/MD/VA arts ecology and creates an accessible, exploratory environment that connects intriguing artists with adventurous audiences. All performances are held at Joe’s Movement Emporium and are pay what you wish. 

View the NextLOOK performances for the 2018/19 Season

 

The following artists have participated in the NextLOOK series

2017-2018
Dior Ashley Brown (Baltimore, MD)
Alexandra Kelly Colburn (Suitland, MD)
Orange Grove Dance (Takoma Park, MD)
alight Dance Theatre (Takoma Park, MD) 

2016-2017
Flying V (Bethesda, MD)
Scott Patterson & Afro House (Baltimore, MD)
Happenstance Theater (Rockville, MD)
Orange Grove Dance (Takoma Park, MD)
Meghan Abadoo (Mount Rainier, MD) 

2015-2016
Taurus Broadhurst Dance (Washington, DC)
BodyWise Dance & Margot Greenlee (Washington, DC)
Clown Cabaret (Maryland)
Yoko K. (Washington, DC)
UpSpring Studio (Mount Rainier, MD) 

2014-2015
Pointless Theatre (Washington, DC)
Vincent E. Thomas/VTDance (Washington, DC)
BOOMscat (Washington, DC)